Friday, May 31, 2013

First Towel Set!

It's finally here!  A kitchen towel set in the shop!

I've made many sets, but never had the time or motivation to make a set "just because" (even if it is for the shop).  It seems like I needed more motivation and a little extra inspiration for a specific someone to push me through the marathon of knitting a whole towel set versus a fun sprint of dishcloth-ing. ....

I'm especially in love with this color palette.  Yay for cool spring colors!  :]

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The First Strawberry!

We had our first homegrown strawberry this morning

I picked the left one; the right one is still ripening.

and it was delicious!  The freshest, juiciest strawberry I've had since we lived in the townhouse and I had to leave my strawberry patch in 2011.

Yay for the first harvest of the backyard garden :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Flower Weekend at the Market

Being a big fan of Homestead Soaps , I was approached by Lori to make a few soap savers to offer her customers and I jumped at the opportunity.  She has such a wealth of knowledge, I am incredibly honored to get to work with her and hopefully learn a thing or two about selling in person (vs. online).

Fast forward three weeks to Memorial Weekend, it is Flower Weekend at the Downtown Toledo Farmer's Market.  I joined Lori at her table Saturday and sold seven soap savers on the first day!  Sunday, nothing sold (I wonder if it was a completely different clientele?) and Monday three more sold (yay!).

This Thursday she also sells at the Perrysburg Market so we'll see how they do with a different group of people.  Any suggestions?

Next, I need to get a few listed online.  I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend :)